Which is worse?

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Noah B


I am wondering if it is worse to have a long club or have a short club. Pertaining to my 3 Wood. Thanks in advance!

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Bubba


Hi Noah,

Thanks for the question.

Length of a club really is player and swing dependent.  The best thing to do is look at your mis hits. If you have trouble controlling the club, there is a higher likelihood it is too long. The wrong length, short or long, will not produce optimal results.

My suggestion would be to see a local club fitter and try to get dialed in for the proper length.

Let us know if you have any further questions.

Bubba

Noah B


Bubba, TT Staff

Hi Noah,

Thanks for the question.

Length of a club really is player and swing dependent.  The best thing to do is look at your mis hits. If you have trouble controlling the club, there is a higher likelihood it is too long. The wrong length, short or long, will not produce optimal results.

My suggestion would be to see a local club fitter and try to get dialed in for the proper length.

Let us know if you have any further questions.

Bubba

Thanks a bunch Bubba. have a good evening!

Lou G


Noah B

I am wondering if it is worse to have a long club or have a short club. Pertaining to my 3 Wood. Thanks in advance!

Best to have the correct length. 

Too long of a club can produce a hook (because the toe points up too much), a push-slice or block (because you hit it off the heel) or you bury it on a straight shot.  The big however is that you can choke down to hit it properly.  It is also easier to shank or come over the top on a club that is too long.

Too short of a club will produce a straight push (because the toe points down) or a hook (if you stand too flat to compensate for the lie angle and hit it from the toe) or you hit it thin on a straight shot.  The final thing is your swing can get too steep and you hit a moon ball on a straight shot.

I would tend to err on the side of too short since I personally find a long club harder to hit. 

 

 

 

Chuck Z


Bubb, Certified Fitter, said it best.......get fitted.....most of us do......and do not worry....... :-)

ToddL


Lou - I take a different approach here.  Yes, the correct length is most appropriate, however, if having to choose between a long club or one too short, I'd take the long one  You can always choke down on a longer one to make it shorter.  Does not work the other way.

Chris92009


Lou G

Noah B

I am wondering if it is worse to have a long club or have a short club. Pertaining to my 3 Wood. Thanks in advance!

Best to have the correct length. 

Too long of a club can produce a hook (because the toe points up too much), a push-slice or block (because you hit it off the heel) or you bury it on a straight shot.  The big however is that you can choke down to hit it properly.  It is also easier to shank or come over the top on a club that is too long.

Too short of a club will produce a straight push (because the toe points down) or a hook (if you stand too flat to compensate for the lie angle and hit it from the toe) or you hit it thin on a straight shot.  The final thing is your swing can get too steep and you hit a moon ball on a straight shot.

I would tend to err on the side of too short since I personally find a long club harder to hit. 

 

 

I agree with Lou! All his points are right on!!